Tuesday, April 17, 2001,
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UT denied power from Central pool
Chandigarh, April 16
The Union Territory of Chandigarh has been denied its promised share of power from the Central power pool. About 26 mega watts of power was scheduled to flow in from April 15 to meet the requirement of the summer.

Music that stirred the soul
Ayaan Ali Bangash and Amaan Ali Bangash sign autographs at Gurukul, Sector 20, Panchkula, on Monday.
Ayaan Ali Bangash and Amaan Ali Bangash sign autographs at Gurukul, Sector 20, Panchkula, on Monday.  — Photo Pankaj Sharma
Chandigarh, April 16
Attired in virgin white this evening, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan symbolised the purity of raga, something which he has religiously done all his life. He was on no mission when he entered Tagore Theatre here, where the Pracheen Kala Kendra authorities felicitated him on being honoured with the Padma Vibhushan.



The man, the mood, the melodies
Chandigarh, April 16
Certain moments just fall into the lap, unexpectedly. A face to face with the living legend Ustad Amjad Ali Khan was one such moment, which not only stirred the mind, but also the soul....and this, even when the maestro was not in the company of his sarod.

Waste dumps health hazards
Chandigarh, April 16
With the dumping of hazardous industrial waste going on unabated in certain parts of the city, residents are facing a serious threat to their lives. According to information gathered by The Tribune, industrial toxic waste was being dumped into an authorised malba dumping site on the Dakshin Marg in Sector 29 posing serious threat to human lives. 
Industrial waste illegally dumped into an authorised malba dumping site in Sector 29 of Chandigarh.
Industrial waste illegally dumped into an authorised malba dumping site in Sector 29 of Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh

IAS couple’s son named in rioting case
Chandigarh, April 16
A son of a senior IAS couple from Punjab is allegedly involved in a case of rioting in the city. The incident occurred about 10 days ago and the Chandigarh Police arrested two of his accomplices today.

SAARC delegates discuss eco issues
Chandigarh, April 16
Various environment related problems which have plagued the SAARC countries came to the forefront during the inaugural session of the sub-regional workshop on “Incorporating Environmental Issues in Science Education” here today.

NAAC report by May
Chandigarh, April 16
The National Assessment and Accreditation Council will be submitting its gradation report regarding accreditation to Panjab University by the end of May this year. This was stated by the Chairman, NAAC, Dr A. Gnanam at a press conference held at PU here today.

Who will open community centres ?
Chandigarh, April 16
A tug of war between the ruling Congress and the Opposition BJP in Municipal Corporation Chandigarh over the inauguration of six community centres, built out of the local MP fund has held up its formal inauguration for the past five to six months.

CO had suggested knee replacement
Chandigarh, April 16
Giving a new twist to the trial of Major Maneesh Bhatnagar, the defence counsel today alleged that the Judge Advocate, Major Vipin Chakraborty, was acting under the influence of Brig A.V. Tashkar, Deputy Judge Advocate General, Northern Command. 



Move to repatriate absentee cops
SAS Nagar, April 16
Large-scale absenteeism in a contingent of additional police force requisitioned from the border range for ensuring better policing in SAS Nagar and its surrounding areas has forced the Punjab police authorities to think about sending them back.

Anti-encroachment drive in city
Chandigarh, April 16
The anti-enforcement staff of the Municipal Corporation today removed series of encroachments in various southern sectors of the city. As many as 113 challans were issued to shopkeepers in Sectors 22, 23, 32, 35, 37, 38, 39, 46 and 47 for encroaching upon public corridoors and the MC land.

Auction scrapped without notice
Chandigarh, April 16
A number of scrap buyers who had reached Chandimandir were in for a rude shock when the auction of scrap, gunny bags and other items was called off without any prior notice.

Need to make environment people’s movement: minister
Chandigarh, April 16
Environment Management Systems should have an indigenous orientation to suit local needs and conditions . Environment needs to become a people's movement so that the measures taken in this regard can be effective, said Capt Kanwaljit Singh Finance Minister Punjab while delivering the inaugural address at a two-day workshop on International Environment Management Systems , here today.

Weather a cause of concern for farmers
Chandigarh, April 16
Continuous showers and winds are threatening farmers of peripheral areas. The crop has been flattened and water has accumulated in local grain markets.

NDA govt’s effigy burnt
Panchkula, April 16
The local unit of the Congress burnt an effigy of the NDA Government and organised a dharna outside the mini-secretariat in Sector 1 to demand the dismissal of the Vajpayee-led NDA Government, here today.

Cong wranglings to the fore again
Chandigarh, April 16
The internal wranglings in the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee again came to the fore today, with six senior leaders of the Harmohan Dhawan group flaying Mr B.B. Bahl, CTCC chief, and Mr Pawan Bansal, MP, for their alleged statements regarding Mr Dhawan.

Mystery shrouds death of man
Chandigarh, April 16
A 40-year-old man died under mysterious circumstances while on way to the General Hospital, Sector 16 this morning. He had fainted at his residence early in the morning.

‘Act not applicable to city’
Chandigarh, April 16
The Chandigarh Beopar Mandal has termed amendments in the Delhi Rent Act regarding inheritance and protection from eviction for commercial tenants insufficient and inadequate.



Youth nabbed for duping residents
Chandigarh, April 16
A youth was today caught red-handed while duping the residents of Sector 37 on the pretext of collecting money for the UT Red Cross on fake tickets. Pratap Singh, a resident of Sector 45, had allegedly duped several residents of the area by selling them fake tickets for a cataract camp being organised by the UT Red Cross Society. 

  • Burglary

  • One injured

  • Cash stolen


  • 3 held for theft

Man duped
Chandigarh, April 16
A Senior Superintendent in the office of the Lok Pal, Punjab, was duped abd deprived of Rs 30,000 by a few youths in Sector 17 this morning. 


Session on acquring language skills at CII
Chandigarh, April 16
A session on leveraging IT for acquiring language skills was organised at CII-IT Centre of Excellence here today. The session was attended by experts in the field from the USA and CII representatives.



Verma panel meeting


No prisoner release under amended Act
Chandigarh, April 16
Taking serious note of a notification amending the Punjab Good Conduct Prisoners’ (Temporary Release) Act, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed that “no release will be made under the impugned rules”.

  • Sessions Judge told to answer charge

  • Proceedings heard by CJM stayed

Shootout case: seven get bail
Chandigarh, April 16
The seven accused, including Manjit Singh Barkandi, in the district courts shootout of 1998 were granted anticipatory bail, here today, by the UT Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr Lakhbir Singh, on furnishing a bail bond of Rs 20, 000 each.

Golden Forest case
Chandigarh, April 16
The Judicial remand of three official of Golden Forest, Ms Pamila Syal, Neena Syal and Hritish Kumar Sinha was extended to April 23 today by the UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Mr Pushvinder Singh, in a case of cheating. The magistrate had also dismissed the discharge application moved by the Hritish Kumar Sinha.



Innovative ad campaigns
Chandigarh, April 16
From issues close to social and economic reforms to those significant for commercial gains — the 16 advertisement campaigns were displayed under the common theme of Kala Sanchar 2001. 


Seminar focuses on hospital management
Deputy Director Medical Services, Western Command, Maj-Gen S.C. Sharma (extreme right) interacts with Air Vice Marshal O.P. Suri, while Commandant, Command Hospital, Maj-Gen Pratap Dayal (extreme left) looks on during a seminar on hospital management in Chandimandir on Monday. Chandigarh, April 16
The technique of hospital management has assumed paramount importance in providing efficient and effective health care services. 
Deputy Director Medical Services, Western Command, Maj-Gen S.C. Sharma (extreme right) interacts with Air Vice Marshal O.P. Suri, while Commandant, Command Hospital, Maj-Gen Pratap Dayal (extreme left) looks on during a seminar on hospital management in Chandimandir on Monday.

Hahnemann’s birth anniversary celebrated
Chandigarh, April 16
Life and works of Dr Samuel Hahnemann, founder of homoeopathic system of medicine were deliberated upon on the occasion of his 246th birth anniversary celebrations at the premises of the Institute of Homoeopathic Medical Education and Research at Chunni Kalan today.



Panchkula club beat St Stephen’s
Chandigarh, April 16
Sunny Sharma scored 53 runs and took two wickets for just 19 runs, thus enabled the Panchkula Sports Cricket Club in outscoring St Stephen’s, Sector 45, by 34 runs and moved into the last four of the under-16 cricket tournament for M M Lal Jain trophy played at the Manav Kendra cricket grounds, near here, today.


Councillors for status quo on apni mandi
Chandigarh, April 16
The proposal to develop parks at three existing apni mandi sites in Sectors 15, 22 and 27 by discontinuing the same has been opposed by the respective area councillors and the sector level associations of these areas. The MC Commissioner, Mr M.P. Singh, had sought their view on the issue.

Puranjit interviewed for CE’s post
Chandigarh, April 16
The Union Public Service Commission today held an interview to select the Chief Engineer for the Chandigarh Administration. The present incumbent, Mr Puranjit Singh, who was given the charge on March 31, was the only candidate to be interviewed. 

Save water, power, says Adviser
Chandigarh, April 16
In view of the increase in demand for water and power, the Adviser to the UT Administrator, Ms Neeru Nanda, today appealed to city residents to conserve water and power.

James Lang to advise Admn on IT
Chandigarh, April 16
A consultant to guide the Chandigarh Administration on its Information Technology park project was appointed today. A multi-national company, Jones Lang Lasselle, has been selected for the job.Top

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